A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 295,077
Currently Running With Scissors:
797 Guests and 22 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Not-So-Basic Tanktop using the BERNINA 330  (Read 1174 times)
Tags for this thread: sponsored_project , tutorial  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
Abbeeroad
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 4039
Joined: 21-Jan-2010

Liberal Tie-Dyed Tree Hugger


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: May 15, 2012 10:02:55 AM »

Sponsored Content
* To see the overview of this Master Craftsters campaign, click here.
* To read more about the machine used in this project, explore BERNINA's website here.

Not-So-Basic Tanktop using the BERNINA 330

Spring is in the air! With the weather getting warmer, I found myself in need of some seasonal attire, so I set to work on a new tank top!



For this project, I started with a basic white t-shirt.



I cut off the sleeves and the neck to turn it into a basic tank.



Instead of simply hemming the raw edges, I decided to try my hand at a blindstitch.  First, I basted my hems by setting my BERNINA 330 to the straight stitch and maxing out my stitch length.  Then, I set my BERNINA 330 to stitch #7 for the blindstitch.  The little foot icon told me that I needed the #5 presser foot for this stitch.



Each presser foot was stamped with its number, too.  See the number five on the bottom left?  This machine is fool proof!



Let's do this.



Success!



I repeated this procedure with the arm holes, bouncing back and forth between the basting stitch with presser foot 1, and the blindstitch with presser foot 5.  Good thing those feet are a cinch to pop on and off!!  The BERNINA 330 made the switch even easier by remembering my settings for the straight stitch every time I returned to basting.  I simply pushed the button for stitch #1, and the settings were just as I had left them.



See how the bars on the right side of the screen are all the way up to five?  That's exactly where I wanted them to be!

And of course, presser foot #1 was also conveniently labeled:



Accessing the sleeves was super easy thanks to the extra space below the base.



I picked out some fancy patterned fabric and sewed it to the center of my now tank with a simple straight stitch.  I added a decorative flair to the bottom hem of my shirt by using one of the BERNINA 330's awesome decorative stitches (#32).



Now I'm ready to show it off!

« Last Edit: May 15, 2012 01:07:58 PM by jungrrl » THIS ROCKS   Logged
MissingWillow
Global Moderator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 8512
Joined: 31-May-2010


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2012 02:14:15 PM »

Great transformation from boxy tee into cute tank, Abbeeroad.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Farm Life Blog

I'm a shepherd and have raw fleece.  PM me if you want to swap for some.
jillybeans
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 2931
Joined: 12-Apr-2011


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2012 04:40:04 PM »

Its always a marvel to me when people make their own clothes!  That is such a cute tank!  Great job!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Pinterest

I've moved in May 2013!  Contact me for my new address!
sweets4ever
Administrator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Online Online

Posts: 40492
Joined: 18-Jan-2005


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2012 05:08:11 PM »

Loooove this style of tank.  The decorative stitching along the bottom is a great touch, too -- kudos!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Happier than a unicorn eating cake on a rainbow.
Abbeeroad
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 4039
Joined: 21-Jan-2010

Liberal Tie-Dyed Tree Hugger


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2012 07:00:21 AM »

Thanks guys! Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to barbeque with plank
How to Make Fresh Dill Potato Salad
Make Potato Salad with Bacon & Mustard Vinaigrette
Learn About Hawaii Regional Cuisine
How to Make ZipSauce Seafood
Latest Blog Articles
CrafTATstic Crafty Tattoos: 30th Birthday Tattoo
April 17, 2014 Featured Projects
Spotlight On: Amigurumi

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.